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Delve deeper into the story of Waitangi and our nation’s history with these helpful resources.

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Important

Documents

Te Tiriti o Waitangi, The Treaty of Waitangi

Examine and compare the two versions here

1831 Petition

Discover the 1831 petition from 13 chiefs to King William IV about lawlessness

He Whakaputanga – Declaration of Independence

In 1835 Northern Chiefs signed a declaration of independence . You can discover what lead up to this event.

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Video

What Really Happened?

Watch the TVNZ Programme Waitangi – What Really Happened? on YouTube:
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4,Part 5, Part 6, Part 7

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Significant

People

Do you know Hongi Hika from Hōne Heke?

A selection of the key Māori & European figures associated with the making of The Treaty of Waitangi

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First

Encounters

Discover Explorers, first meetings and more about immigration to New Zealand over the centuries

 

 

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Warriors & Soldiers

Learn more about the Māori involvement in conflict both in New Zealand & overseas